Saturday, April 21, 2012

Proper Trophy Polishing According to a 6 Year Old

Let me just start off by saying this was entirely NOT my idea. No no, credit where credit is due and the credit here lies straight with my mom. That's right, it was RunNana, not I who planted this little seed that grew into a species of flower all its own.

You see, RunNana told my 6 year old last night that she was going to come visit today and she wanted to see that trophy of hers from the fun run so, "polish it up so it shines." Or something to that effect anyway. I didn't even know my daughter had any idea what "polishing" was. So when I stumbled across her later that night in the bathroom when she was supposed to be getting ready for bed with a wash cloth and the baby soap, I had no idea what she was doing and did what any mother would do, I asked. Her response? "Nana told me to 'polish my trophy so it shines' so that's what I'm doing." I let her know that usually we don't use baby soap to "polish" things which she thought about for a moment, then asked, "how about Cars 2 soap?" I laughed, of course, then told her we'd worry about what to polish her trophy with in the morning, and reminded her it was time for bed and she needed to get to it already. She happily bounced off to go do so while I sat down at my computer to respond to a few emails before it was time to tuck her in.

Just about the time I realized it was taking The Little Miss a bit longer than usual with the nightly routine, she appeared in the doorway with a funny look on her face, "I'm ready for b..." she started to say, but stopped short when a silver bow on my desk caught her eye. She grabbed it and bolted out the door saying, "I need this! I'll be right back!" And that she was, about a minute later with her hands behind her back and looking both mighty proud and a tad guilty at the same time. "Let's go," I said slightly concerned with what I'd see when I got to her room.

And well, what I saw was this...



She may not have won the entire race. She may not have caught those two little boys ahead of her. But one thing's for darn sure, she's got the best looking trophy of anybody in that school!

And I'll tell you this much, I'm in for a good talking to when she discovers what I do with all my race bling (A.K.A finisher's medals). I usually just hang them on the door knob of the back of my closet door. Looks like another lesson learned: celebrate your victories no matter the size. Well, either that or the figurine on top of a lady's running trophy should be wearing a running skirt ;-)


'Til next time...

5 comments:

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

Fantastic! :)

runnanna said...

She is hilarious!And the girl KNOWS how to celebrate. We should all savor victories, especially the little ones, and be proud of ourselves Another lesson from the ranks of our wisest citizens...the kids!I want to be just like her when I grow up!

Melissa C said...

That is so cute! Keira just asked me the other day why one of my medals was not on my fancy medal hanger. It was sad to tell her that it was because that race was not far enough for me to display!

BTW, she has also decidede that my "unicorn medal" is the most beautiful thing ever, and that she wants one of her own now too. Oh, so proud her dream has been born! Hopefully she will still want it once she realizes the work that needs to be done!

Sarah @ A Runner's Heart said...

I just love this! Especially the "running skirt"! lol :)

Mum on the Run said...

Brilliant - and totally fabulous!
:-) x